Baby-Proofing Your Home: Safety Basics

September is Baby Safety Month. Whether you are about to become a parent for the first time or a grandparent preparing to spend time with your infant grandchild, it’s a good idea to review these baby safety tips.

Baby-Proofing

Babies are curious and should be able to safely explore every room in your home. The best time to baby-proof is early in your pregnancy. The next best time is right now! If you have a baby registry, be sure to include safety items on your list. Getting an idea of what you need early in the pregnancy gives you time to prepare your home.

Not sure what you need to do to baby-proof? Get on your hands and knees to get an idea of the potential safety hazards in your home. Then make a plan for managing risks presented from electrical sockets, cabinets, window blind cords, drawers, dangling electrical cords, and more. Ensure that all furniture is stable to avoid furniture tip-overs.

Find Safe Products

New products that meet current baby safety standards are the safest option for your child. If you are using secondhand items, make sure that the product is fully functional and in good condition. Check for any recalls before use. You should register your baby products so you’ll receive notification if an issue arises with an item you have purchased.

If this is not your first child, you might feel like you’ve got a good plan in place for baby-proofing. However, don’t underestimate the additional hazards created by your older child(ren)! Be on the lookout for small toy parts and toddler tendencies to open doors and cabinets.

If your infant has been injured due to a defective product, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.

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